How Midwifery Care Is Different?
Women in the United States are learning that pregnancy and childbirth are normal, healthy processes, not diseases. And they are finding out that they and their families can benefit from the care of a midwife.
The Midwives Model of Care includes prenatal visits and "hands-on" care throughout labor, birth and right after. It results in less chance of complications, fewer interventions, and a healthier birth for you and your baby.
Women are discovering that the hospital is not the only option for safe birth. Women are most likely to labor best in a place where they feel free, safe and private, with attendants whom they know and trust. Many women find that they feel most comfortable at home or in a birth center, with the ongoing attention and nurturing care of a midwife or doctor trained in gentle, natural, safe childbirth - someone who is an expert in normal birth and provides the Midwives Model of Care.
Pregnancy and childbirth involve every part of you. Your feelings, hopes, fears, physical and practical needs, and spiritual or religious beliefs can all affect your pregnancy and birth. A midwife providing the Midwives Model of Care addresses all of these aspects to help you give birth naturally, safely and confidently. In addition, women who experience the Midwives Model of Care report feelings of great satisfaction and empowerment!
All of the following services are included:
Client Welcome Package
[Includes samples of all of our favorite WRM products, welcome info and keepsake client book]
A Midwife available on-call 24/7
30-45 minute appointments
Prenatal appointments are every four weeks until 28 weeks pregnant,
then every two weeks until 40 weeks,
and every week until delivery.
Home Delivery (includes a WRM Midwife + 1 Assistant)
In the event we need to transfer to the hospital, I will arrange transport with the chosen hospital and come with you to check you in. After delivery, the following postpartum services are still in effect as my client.
24-48 hour home Postpartum Visit
1 week, 2 week and 6-8 week Office Postpartum Visit
Filing Birth Certificate & Social Security Card
Newborn Hearing Screening
Newborn Metabolic Screening *Nevada State
Birth Kit [+$45]
Includes everything disposable that we will need for your homebirth, such as chux pads, cords clamps, sterile gloves, etc.
Not included in package price, these services are available, but optional.
Other contracted services, such as birth tub rental, labor doula, childbirth classes, etc.
*Ultrasounds are done by a third party provider. I offer referrals for cash or insurance pay. Any payments made to our third party provider for your first ultrasound, is deducted from your account balance for midwifery services.
BILLING & INSURANCE INFORMATION
As an Independent Contractor of Well Rounded Momma, I have the ability to set up individual fees for midwifery services and agree to payment terms that fit me and my client's needs. Whatever fee is agreed upon can be paid in payments by 36 weeks, paid all up front or billed to insurance. I offer hardship discounts, varied payment plans and work with a billing service for all of our insurance paying clients.
To verify whether or not your insurance will cover a portion of your midwifery fees, please make sure you bring a copy of your driver's license, insurance card and the primary cardholder's information.
If you decide you would like to bill your insurance for prenatal and birth care, we are able to bill your insurance for you.
Well Rounded Momma is In-Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. For all other insurance companies, Midwives are considered an Out-Of-Network Provider. Which means HMO's will not likely cover any midwifery services [including Medicaid, HPN & Tricare]. But, if you have a PPO or POS plan, they might cover a portion of your care.
I suggest that if you want to try billing your insurance for midwifery care, first obtain an insurance verification. Many people prefer to do this after a Midwife Consultation.
Any deductibles or copays are collected prior to your 36 week visit. All Midwifery services mentioned are billed as a global fee*, which means even if you needed care from an outside provider, or transferred to a hospital for delivery, the global fee does not change and is billed to your insurance as normal.
*Global services are also known as total maternity care or global maternity services/care. For services rendered during the maternity period, insurance providers or cash pay clients, pay a global fee for prenatal care, false labor, delivery, and postnatal services.